Bento for Kids

I had a sleepover at my niece’s last night. We read books, made up stories about shepherd boys and kings, practiced math and snuggled together in bed.

I love my alone time with her; her zest for life cannot be beat. I look into her deep brown eyes sparkling with excitement and can’t help but fall in love over and over again.

She’s a bit picky about eating, but if I tell her it’s healthy food that will make her grow into a big girl;  she’ll snap it up in a heartbeat.

Here’s what my silly goose and I made for her dinner last night:

Steamed broccoli for the forest
Rice with salt for the snow covered hill
Carrot flowers
Egg (tamagoyaki style) for the road

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We had loads of fun pretending to be animals that ate vegetation; like being an elephant or a giraffe that eats trees; birds that eat parts of flowers; cows and sheep that eat grass. She giggled her way to a full stomach and for that, I was grateful.

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